Based on some leaked pictures, it looks like the Huawei Mercury
, aka the Huawei Honor
, has been redesigned. The phone will become available as the Huawei Mercury Ice
with a new pearl white face and Cricket will be offering it via Radio Shack on September 5th with unlimited MUVE music. The latter offers Cricket users a library of millions of songs to download on their handset.
Despite the exterior changes, nothing has been added to the specs which means that the Huawei Mercury Ice is equipped with a 4 inch screen that has resolution of 480 x 854. This works out to a pixel density of 245ppi. A single-core 1GHz processor is under the hood with 512GB of RAM on board. 2GB of native storage can be expanded using the 32GB capacity microSD port on the phone. The rear-facing 8MP camera with AF and flash captures video at 720p while the VGA front-facing shooter takes self-portraits and enables video chat. A 1900mAh battery powers the phone and Android 2.3 is installed..
This is obviously not your high-end device, but for $149.99 without a contract, there is some good value there. Cricket is offering unlimited talk, text, music and data plan for $50 per month. And to top it all off, it looks like buyers are getting a free 8GB microSD card
right out of the box.